Importing and Exporting Admin Screens

From Manage>Admin Screens, you can perform several useful import/export tasks to ensure you have just the Admin Screens and assets you need for managing your game:

Importing Screens from Library

The Gamesparks platform offers several pre-built management Screens, which you can import from a Screen library into your game. The Screens are designed to help you perform your core game management tasks:

These Screens have been built with ease of use and convenience very much in mind:

This topic shows you how to download any of the pre-configured Screens and introduces you to the functionality each Screen offers.

Player Profile Screen! For a detailed account of importing and building a Player Profile Screen, check out this tutorial.

Importing a Pre-Built Screen

1. Go to Manage>Admin Screens. The Manage page opens with the Screens tab selected.

2. Click Import/Export. The Import/Export page opens with the Import from Library tab selected.

3. Click the Import drop-down and select the Screens you want to import:

Here, we've selected to import the Player Management and Leaderboard Management Screens.

4. Click Import. When the import completes, you are taken back to the Manage page:

5. Select the Snippets tab:

6. Select the Charts tab:

The Screens

When you have imported a Screen from the library, you'll see it available for selection from the Manage menu:

Imported library Screens and their supportive Snippets and Charts are designed for common game management and monitoring tasks and this section introduces each of the Screens. You can also modify and extend imported Screens, Snippets, and Charts to suit your own specific requirements - see Working with Dynamic Forms.

Player Management

The Player Management Screen lets you build a search query for players and then bring up a Screen to show details of a player's profile for reviewing and editing.

1. Open the Player Management Screen, build a player search query and click Submit.

The players that satisfy your search query criteria are returned:

2. Click to view and edit a player's details. An Edit Player Screen appears where you can review and edit various aspects of the player's profile.

More on this Screen? For a fuller account of working with the Player Management Screen, see the Player Profile Screen tutorial.

Leaderboard Management

The Leaderboard Management Screen allows you to view the Leaderboards in your game and review the ranking and entries on each Leaderboard.

1. Open the Leaderboard Management Screen. The Leaderboards are listed:

In this game, note that we have two partitioned Leaderboards which we can click to expand and use a drop-down to select for each partition - Level Leaderboard and Scheduled Leaderboard.

2. Click to view and edit a Leaderboard:

You can:

Script Log Viewer

You can use the Script Log Viewer Screen to search for and review the logs for your game.

Logging for Games? For more details about logging, see SparkLog.

1. Open the Script Log Viewer Screen and build a log search query:

In this example, we've built a query that searches for log entries at the Debug level against the ChallengeStartedMessage script.

2. Click Submit. The log entries for your game that satisfy the search query criteria are returned:

Importing JSON Files

You can import Screen, Snippet, or Chart(Query) JSON format files. When you import a file, the file's content is unpacked and each part is saved as a Screen, Snippet, or Chart.

1. Go to Manage>Admin Screens. The Manage page opens with the Screens tab selected.

2. Click Import/Export. The Import/Export page opens with the Import from Library tab selected.

3. Select the Import from file tab.

4. Click the Browse button:

A File Upload browse dialog appears.

5. Navigate to the JSON file you want to import and click Open.

6. Click Import:

7. When the Import process completes, you'll find the JSON file's contents in the relevant parts of the Admin Screens section. In this example, we find that the imported Sales Events file resulted in:

Exporting Screens Snippets and Charts

You can export your Screens, Snippets, or Charts and save the exported JSON files in a preferred location.

1. Go to Manage>Admin Screens. The Manage page opens with the Screens tab selected.

2. Click Import/Export. The Import/Export page opens with the Import from Library tab selected.

3. Select the Export tab:

4. Use the drop-downs to select which Screens, Snippets, or Charts you want to export from your game:

In this example, we've selected to export the Sales Events Screen but no Snippets or Charts.

5. Click Export. A dialog opens, which you can use to save the exported JSON file to a preferred location.

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